Our 50-seat black box theater is host to established plays, new original works, staged readings, film and musical performances.
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The studio hosts a variety of classes & workshops including: cold reading, scene study, character development, voice, monologue, on-camera, improvisation, and musical theater.


We provide a forum for local playwrights to present their work to live audiences for evaluation and feedback throughout the play development process.



TASN 25th Anniversary Social Club
      Join us on the second Tuesday of every month, during 2016, to help celebrate "TASN's 25th Anniversary" by gathering with friends at a local restaurant. Enjoy great food, good drinks, fabulous company while helping to support the "Best Intimate Theater in the North Shore". A percentage of proceeds on these nights will be donated to TASN. Check our e-notices and website for reminders and locations.
      On February 9, join us at Newburyport's newest eatery, The Poynt, on 31 Water Street. Details to follow. Check out The Poynt's menu. Reservations are not accepted.
      Mark your calendar for future dates: Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8 and Dec 13. Locations to be announced.

Attention Writers and Directors - Announcing Holiday Meshugas 2016 - accepting submissions through June 15. See play development for details.

Highlights for February 2016
February 6, Saturday 7pm - Full Moon Story Slam- Theme: ...isms,
                  invited storyteller- Judith Thompson

February 9, Tuesday TASN 25th Anniversary Social Club - venue: The Poynt
February 13, Saturday 10am - NSRTC- The Last Entrepreneur
February 15, Monday 6:30pm - Writers & Actors INK
February 16, Tuesday 7pm - Scene Study class begins
February 19-21, Friday, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 5pm - Collaboration Too- short play showcase
February 26-March 13 - Molly Sweeney, by Brian Friel (details coming soon)

Help Us STAY Front And Center     Thank you for making possible our 2014 BONS (Best of North Shore) award for "Best Small Live Venue". Your support through innumerable ways made this possible. Please help us to continue with our vast offerings through your involvement and your generosity. This 2015-2016 annual campaign is offering an additional means for contributing: PayPal .
      View Full Appeal Letter here
      View/download Donor Card here
Please click here on TASN or mail your check to:
    The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Newburyport, MA 01950